Cybersecurity in North America

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The proliferation of IoT devices is growing at an incredible rate, with millions of new devices being connected to the internet every year. Along with this growth comes an increased risk of cybersecurity breaches. Cybersecurity technologies and best practices are critical for protecting these devices, but without established regulations and standards, there is no way to ensure that such tools and methods are put to use and consistently maintained.

In various other countries, there are harmonized security standards for electronic devices. However, North America generally lacks such standards. This lack of regulation leaves IoT devices vulnerable to exploit by bad actors seeking to take advantage of security loopholes. Establishing regulations and standards for IoT security is therefore essential for protecting the millions of devices that are now connected to the internet. Without such regulations, the IoT will remain a target and a threat to the safety and security of users around the world.

This whitepaper looks at the disparate sets of requirements that the federal government and some individual states have implemented. It also identifies the main European Union regulation that need to be complied with.

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About the Expert

Sven Novak, Advanced Services Director at TÜV SÜD America Inc.Sven Nowak

Director of Advanced Services at TÜV SÜD America Inc.

Sven Nowak is the Director of Advanced Services at TÜV SÜD America, responsible for lead product developments with focus on high technological areas, cybersecurity and functional safety capabilities. In a global capacity, he leads the global product management for Functional Safety within the TÜV SÜD group and is responsible for expert qualification and authorization as well as service development in response to new technologies.

Prior to joining TÜV SÜD America in July 2019, Mr. Nowak served as Vice President of Digital Service and was responsible for the business segment SMART infrastructure for TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific in Singapore.

Mr. Nowak has spent most of his career in safety of control systems. Starting in design and development of safety critical systems, he eventually joined TÜV SÜD in 2004 and started his career as safety assessor. Mr. Nowak moved to Japan in 2011, and later to Singapore in various technical and managerial roles. He currently is in Alpharetta, Georgia supporting his new director role

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